Many times while in the military, I was surrounded by tons of people and caught up in a feeling of overwhelm due to the crisis of the day, the pending tasker, or the dread of the big project or deadline.
Yoga was my place to #disconnect and find solitude. It was my way to #recharge and escape.
In fact if you were to ask anyone who worked for me at the time, they’d know not to bother me on Tues/Thurs from 11-1230!
We all need #silence and #quiet at times to hear ourselves, to #productively think, and to spur our individual #creativity .
During my #military career, I found that place on a yoga mat. Sometimes it was in class, but many times it was on my own. I had to carve it out, schedule it, and commit. Otherwise I’d miss out on the opportunity to be the best #leader I could be.
Where do you find your solitude? As Susan Cain reminds us, its vital to our #performance and #productivity ... and ultimately our overall well-being.
Today, I’m #proactive and #intentional with my #time . Despite being an extrovert, I ensure I spend some of my time alone. How about you?
I believe such an attitude allows us to become less susceptible to daily frustrations and external pressures. In my experience, loving with an open hand leads to a forgotten feeling of euphoria. The feeling is embracive. Anxiety, fear and doubt disappear and you are left with yourself. Content in solitude, but never alone. Breath in and breath out. All of a sudden you are allowed to love in a way that was not permitted before. “If I open up, will I get rejected once again? If I embrace, will it be resented?” Stop overthinking. Come out and play. Mind games won’t hold you down. If your feelings are rejected, it no longer matters. Because you give willingly and love with an open hand. The act of giving is fulfilling enough. Listen to this timeless quote: “If you love someone, let them go”. You are human, they are human. You start to understand that just like no-one would ever force you to do something you don’t want to do, you cannot expect other to do the opposite for your personal gain. You values have to align, do not let them contradict each other. Love people in their decision to leave. Love them in their decision to not love you and not choose you back. Love them in their decision to love somebody else. Then fix your eyes on the birds of the sky and the fishies on the sea, a friend’s face and God who holds it all together. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼